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Presidential Trivia Quiz with Questions about Rutherford B. Hayes

 

Who was the 19th President of the United States?
A: Rutherford B. Hayes.

Where was Rutherford Birchard Hayes was born?
A: In Delaware, Ohio.

What was Rutherford’s birth name?
A: Rutherford Birchard Hayes.

Through both his father and mother, Hayes was of what ancestry?
A: New England colonial.

On what date was Rutherford B. Hayes born?
A: On October 4, 1822.

Who was Rutherford’s father?
A: Rutherford Hayes, Jr. Hayes's father, was a Vermont storekeeper, who took the family to Ohio in 1817.

Rutherford’s father died ten weeks before what?
A: Rutherford's birth.

Sophi, Rutherford’s mother, took charge of the family, bringing up Hayes and who?
A: His sister, Fanny.

Rutherford and Fanny were the only two of how many of Sophi’s children to survive to adulthood?
A: Four.

What president preceded Rutherford?
A: Ulysses Grant.

Who was Rutherford’s vice president?
A: William Wheeler.

When did Hayes serve as President of the U.S.?
A: March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881

Who succeeded Hayes as President of the U.S.?
A: James Garfield.

Where did Rutherford B. Hayes attended school?
A: The common schools in Delaware, Ohio.

Where did Rutherford enrolled in 1836?
A: At the Methodist Norwalk Seminary in Norwalk, Ohio.

The following year he transferred to a preparatory school in Middletown, Connecticut, where he studied what?
A: Latin and Ancient Greek.

Rutherford returned to Ohio and entered what school in 1838?
A: Kenyon College in Gambier.

While at Kenyon he became interested in what?
A: Whig politics.

Hayes graduated with highest honors in 1842 and addressed the class as its what?
A: Valedictorian.

Hayes moved east to attend what school in 1843?
A: Harvard Law School.

Hayes was an attorney in Ohio and was the city solicitor of Cincinnati from when to when?
A: 1858 to 1861.

Who did Hayes court during his time in Cincinnati?
A: His future wife, Lucy Webb.

In what year did Rutherford and Lucy become engaged?
A: In 1851.

On what date did Rutherford marry Lucy?
A: On December 30, 1852, at the house of Lucy's mother.

When the Civil War broke out, he left a fledgling political career to do what?
A: Join the Union Army as an officer.

How many times was Hayes was wounded during the war?
A: Five times.

Rutherford earned a reputation for what?
A: Bravery in combat and was promoted to the rank of major general.

After the war, Rutherford served in the U.S. Congress from when to when?
A:  1865 to 1867 as a Republican.

Hayes left Congress to run for what office?
A: Governor of Ohio and was elected to two consecutive terms.

In 1876 he was elected to a what?
A: Third term as Governor.

Rutherford believed in equal treatment without regard to race, and improvement through what?
A: Education.

He ordered federal troops to quell what?
A: The Great Railroad Strike of 1877.

Hayes kept his pledge not to run for re-election doing what after his term?
A: He retired to his home in Ohio, and became an advocate of social and educational reform.